Aerobic Activity Teacher Resources

Trying to improve the endurance of young athletes? We've gone the extra mile to assemble this collection of aerobic exercises and resources.
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To Stress, or Not to Stress

For Teachers K - 12th
In order to live healthy lives, individuals must have healthy brains and bodies. There are many ways to deal with stress from simple breathing and relaxation techniques, to journaling and exercise. Here is a collection for people of all...
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STEM on Station

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The STEM on Station series offers students the next best thing to being astronauts on the International Space State. The 18 NASA videos in this collection bring viewers into the space station to observe how these teacher scientists live,...
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About Your Heart and Exercise

For Students 4th - 10th
A handout and instructional activity composed of two pages of resource information and two pages of questions that require short answers. The main idea of the handout is in choosing an exercise program. Each activity session should...
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Heart Rate and Exercise

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Teach your exercise enthusiasts to read their pulse rate at the radial artery and multiply by four to calculate beats per minute. Learners perform a variety of activities, recording their heart rates after one minute of each. Though this...
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Exercise: What Kinds of Activities Are Best?

For Teachers 6th Standards
What happens in the muscles during anaerobic and aerobic exercise, and how does this affect the heart and our overall health? A cross-curricular lesson that introduces learners to the lifelong benefits of exercise, including the ability...
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Aerobic/Anaerobic Respiration

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Both aerobic and anerobic respiration are introduced in this succinct PowerPoint. The chemical equations for both are included. The last slides give instructions for a lab activity in which pupils use a gas sensor to measure the...
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The Benefits of Exercise

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Ways are identified in which exercise benefits the nervous, respiratory, and cardiovascular systems of the human body in this presentation. It also includes definitions for and examples of aerobic and anaerobic exercise, as well as...
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Competition Island

For Students 5th - 8th
In this fitness activity, students design a reality TV show where contestants compete in physical activity that includes aerobic exercise, strength training, and flexibility training. Students complete 3 short answer questions.
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Exercise

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
This is the perfect resource for helping youngsters understand the importance of physical activity in their daily lives. The lesson and its worksheets focus on brainstorming a variety of fitness activities, such as games you can play...
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Eating and Exercise

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
An interactive simulation allows learners to determine their health through the examination of diet and exercise. Scholars choose specific foods and certain types of exercise and see how these choices affect their weight and percent of...
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Smoking Aerobics

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students see how smoking tobacco affects physical activity. They perform an aerobic activity while breathing through a straw. This simulates how a smoker feels when exercising.
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Aerobic vs. Anaerobic Respiration

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners define aerobic and anaerobic respiration. They compare and contrast the processes of aerobic and anaerobic respiration. Students identify organisms that use the processes of aerobic and anaerobic to synthesize energy from food.
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Body and Blood

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the cardiovascular system. Through the use of video, students observe the heart pumping an oxygen-enriched blood supply through arteries to the muscles in use during exercise. They participate in activities to explore...
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Exercise

For Students 3rd - 5th
If you are looking for a simple fitness worksheet for elementary health or P.E. classes, this one is worth considering. It includes a short passage about the importance of exercise in space followed by several reading comprehension...
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Get in Shape: Exercise Daily

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students do four different exercises followed by a one lap run and four minute aerobic dance.
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Four Corners Locomotion

For Teachers K - 5th
A simple P.E. activity will get young athletes running, jumping, hopping, skipping, and crabwalking! These locomotor movement exercises are a great way to build up aerobic endurance. Your students will ask you to play this game again and...
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Biochemistry - Photosynthesis and Respiration

For Students Higher Ed
Three subtopics are covered by this biochemistry assignment. Biology masters answer questions about photosynthesis and aerobic respiration. This is a well-designed worksheet, complete with complex and colorful diagrams for...
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7.014 Problem Set 5

For Students Higher Ed
Question one analyzes metabolic processes such as ATP synthesis and aerobic respiration. The second question is a study of a phytoplankton community, focusing on biosynthesis. The third requires the interpretation of an energy flow...
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Exercise: Crash Course Study Skills #10

For Students 7th - 12th
There's a big test in school next week—time to hit the gym! The final video in a playlist on study skills focuses on the relationship between bodily movement and brain development, and how regular exercise can improve school performance.
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Smoking Aerobics

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars investigate how smoking tobacco affects a person's everyday physical activity. They participate in a ten-minute step aerobic routine to get their heart rate up, check their heart rate and pulse, conduct the activity again...
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Aerobic Frisbee Golf

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Pupils work cooperatively as a team and accurately throw a Frisbee. In addition, students explore fitness components and different systems of the human body.
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Exercise and Water

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders discover the needs of their body by trying different types of aerobic exercise.  In this physical education lesson, 2nd graders analyze The Busy Body Book by glancing at the pictures inside and predicting what the content...
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Health: Exercising the Heart

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine the relationship between exercise and a healthy heart. After listing the types of exercise and the benefits of aerobic exercise, they set personal goals and design their own fitness plans. In addition, 4th graders...
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Paper Plate Aerobics

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students participate in physical activities with paper plates under their feet. In this paper plate aerobics lesson plan, students make original routines consisting of a series of moves and play tag,
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Morning Fitness Tips

For Teachers K - 6th
Share Morning Fitness Tips with your class, or your whole school! You will have to put time and effort into preparing your costumes and in getting together what fitness information, you want to share, but the program is a great addition...
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Health Benefits of Exercise

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Dr. Tina Marcantel speaks about health and the need for exercise as she hikes around Sedona, Arizona. Several benefits are highlighted in a succinct and clear way. Show your health students this video to encourage them to exercise...
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Train the Body, Train the Brain

For Students 6th - 10th
An article from the New York Times, 2010, titled "Phys Ed: Can Exercise Make Kids Smarter?" is the springboard for the six short-answer questions posed by The Learning Network. Have your class read the article, answer the questions, and...
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Aerobic And Anaerobic Activity

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders engage in the study of aerobic and anaerobic activities. They discuss the differences in the type of exercises involved. Students identify the types of activities they enjoy based upon the information given. Then students...
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Aerobics/Dance Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars create original dances or aerobics routines in groups.
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Aerobic Bowling

For Teachers K - 5th
Learners participate in a bowling game for accuracy, speed and cardiovascular exercise. In this bowling aerobics lesson, students race in teams to underhand throw a bowling ball accurately. Learners calculate their points in the game.
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Water Fitness

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students participate in a series of aerobic exercises in water to help improve fitness.
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Got Gas? How Much?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students perform an experiment that measures respiration.  In this performing an experiment that measures respiration lesson, students discuss aerobic and anaerobic respiration.  Students measure the gas produced by putting yeast in...
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Cross (Curricular) Fit

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Get up and move with a set of cross-curricular activities designed for math, social studies, or science classes. Each physical education exercise is paired with a concept from a different discipline, including the geography of the Mali...
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Alphabet Aerobics

For Teachers K - 6th
Whether using the alphabet, songs, poems, or rhymes, give your learners an opportunity to get their minds and bodies moving with this fun activity. This can be adapted to a range of movements or topics that you might like to incorporate,...
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Fitness Dance

For Teachers K - 3rd
Get those youngsters moving! The activities put together to music are every day warm-up exercises. Jogging in place, jumping jacks, arm circles, and toe touches are a few of the movements presented to get children moving. Teach them the...
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Health Wise Quiz

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Here is a quick assessment that you can use for your next lesson on the physical benefits of daily exercise. 
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STEMonstrations: Exercise

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
How do astronauts exercise in microgravity? Astronaut Joe Acaba describes the challenges on the human body and why exercise is important in one installment of the "STEM on Station" series. He shows how astronauts exercise in space and...
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Train at School

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Here is a fantastic compilation of adaptive physical education lesson plans that cover the major concepts of physical fitness, including: aerobic endurance, balance, coordination, flexibility, power, speed and agility, and strength.   
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Energy Systems

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do the muscles of the body produce energy and make it available to cells? Introduce your young athletes to the three exercise energy systems that can be used to generate energy for muscles.
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Aerobic and Anaerobic Microbe Analysis in a Subarctic Setting

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students investigate the relationships between protozoa, algae and monera in freshwater, shoreline soil, and reindeer rumen. They publish reports of their findings.
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Aerobic and Anaerobic Conditioning

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students view the A.D.A.M. computer simulation of aerobic and anaerobic exercise. They break into groups and members brainstorm and list as many aerobic and anaerobic exercises as possible in five minutes.
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Alcoholic Fermentation in Yeast

For Students 7th - Higher Ed
Biology classes will bubble with excitement as they complete this assignment. Beginning with an informative overview of cellular respiration and fermentation processes, the highlight comes as an experiment in determining the rate of...
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Cell respiration

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Three lab guides are given here that detail experiments to illustrate the oxidation of glucose for the production of ATP. The first will compare photosynthesis and respiratio and show theimporatnce of both to plants. The next will show...
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Training

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore different kinds of training necessary to prepare for the Mount Everest climb, and create a training schedule for the last month of preparation before the trek to Mount Everest.
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Boat Safety and Water Sports - Lesson 9 - Conditioning for Water Skiing

For Teachers 9th - 12th
It takes muscle strength and muscle endurance to get up on a water ski or wake board, and to stay up. Lesson 9 out of this 22 lesson unit is about conditioning. A resource link at the bottom of the page allows you to view all the lesson...
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Immediate Effects of Exercise

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students receive and read the task sheet "Immediate Effects of Exercise." They participate in a sustained aerobic activity, and complete the task sheet immediately. Students performance is evaluated based on the individuals knowledge of...
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Exercise What Can I Do For My Heart?

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders comprehend the benefits of daily physical activity and are taught the factors that affect physical performance. They relate ways that aerobic exercise strengthens and improves the efficiency of the heart and lungs. ...
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Exercise Puzzle

For Students 4th - 7th
In this exercise word search puzzle, students identify types of exercise and exercise equipment. Examples include treadmill, run, and aerobic. A list of 44 words is provided to assist students in their search.
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Feel the Beat!

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore the benefits and work towards maintaining a target heart rate by practicing an aerobic activity. They construct a bar graph of their own heart rates after four, three-minute runs.
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Selecting and Effectively Using Hydration for Fitness

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How much water does your body lose during exercise? How much should you hydrate during and after exercise? Address the importance of hydration with your young athletes using this informative handout.
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The Benefits of Exercise

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders discuss the benefits of exercise before writing a persuasive essay describing a variety of physical activities. They research information about fitness and exercise using a variety of web sites and print resources.
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Aerobics/Dance Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students, in groups, create original dances or aerobics routines.
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Five Physical Fitness Components

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Five learning stations for five physical fitness components: cardiovascular exercise, body composition, muscle endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility. As pupils progress through each station, they will complete assigned tasks,...
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Fitness Challenge

For Students K - 12th
Don't be a couch potato! Get up and moving with a February 2018 calendar that suggests daily exercises that will get your feet walking and your heart pumping. There's even a special challenge for Super Bowl Sunday.
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Rainy Day Blues Turned into Rainbow Smiles

For Teachers K - 8th
A series of physical fitness games, activities, and teamwork challenges prompt youngsters to get moving! Using Hula Hoops, bean bags, pool noodles, and other materials, elementary and middle schoolers work together and get some exercise...
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Respiration

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students explore Adenosine Triphosphate and how energy is released. They examine the basic process of cellular respiration and draw its chemical formula. After describing cellular respiration and photosynthesis, students compare and...
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Energy in a Cell

For Students 4th - 8th
For this cell energy worksheet, students will describe the steps of photosynthesis. Then students will use a photosynthesis energy map and an aerobic respiration energy map to complete 2 short answer questions.
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Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis

For Students 9th - 11th
In this cellular respiration and photosynthesis instructional activity, students read through the presented material and draw an illustration of the production of ATP. Students answer several short answer questions about the production...
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Respiration

For Students 10th - 12th
In this cellular respiration worksheet, students answer 14 multiple choice questions related to aerobic and anaerobic respiration.
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Two Kingdoms of Bacteria

For Students 9th
In this bacterial growth learning exercise, 9th graders name and describe the three types of bacteria found. Then they label the figure of the bacterium by writing the correct term next to each number. Students also describe the...
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Your Energy Out

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
How much activity is appropriate for elementary school youngsters? What kind of activities do they need to do? Check out the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Look to see what are age-appropriate activities for each grade...
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Fitness & Math Challenge

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students learn math concepts while participating in various fitness tasks including pogo sticks, jumproping, pickleball, football throw. juggling, etc....
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Are you going to eat that?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students identify and define composting. STudents compare and contrast aerobic and anaerobic composting. Students illustrate the benefits of composting and other methods to reuse, recycle, reduce, and respond. Students identify through...
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FACS: Exercise Physiologist

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Present the exciting career of an exercise physiologist to your teens with a PowerPoint. The slide show explains what this professional does, the education required, the job atmosphere, salary range, and prospects. Finally, viewers will...
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CREATIVE PRINCIPLES

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Jr. high learners review the basic principles of design (balance, unity, movement, rhythm, pattern, contrast and emphasis) by watching a video by Gerald Brommer. Then they provide "aerobic exercise" for the right side of their brains by...
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Respiration

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This series opens with diagrams of experimental setups. A data table is displayed and questions are asked, indicating that the intent is for lab groups to perform the depicted experiments. At slide twelve, a coherent lesson about the...
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The Krebs Cycle

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Bullet points are used in this collection of slides to instruct viewers about The Krebs Cycle. The resource is orderly and has a professional appearance. A diagram of The Krebs Cycle and a diagram of the cytochrome system are included to...
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Cellular Respiration

For Students 9th - 12th
Twelve short-answer questions and a 22-space concept map make up "Cellular Respiration." The first page is a little light, but still easy enough to read. The spaces on the concept map page are a little small for terms such as carbon...
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Hokey Pokey Aerobics

For Teachers K - 5th
Students participate in the Hokey Pokey dance while demonstrating various aerobic/cardiovascular moves. They check their heart rates before and after the dance.
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Heart Smart in a Heart Beat

For Teachers 5th - 7th
As an introductory activity, young statisticians measure their heart rate at rest and after exercise and compute the mean and median, and create a box & whisker plot.  This is followed by watching a video (that no longer seems to...
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A Healthy You

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Go beyond counting calories with a healthy eating unit that focuses on reading nutritional labels, making healthy choices, and incorporating fitness into daily life. After four lessons about the different ways kids can improve their...
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De"compost"ition

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students develop an understanding of the decomposition process and the parameters which influence the rate at which it occurs.
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ACE: Aerobic Conditioning Exercises

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students participate in a variety of aerobic conditioning exercises in preparation for the President's Challenge Fitness Test. As a whole class they participate in a fast walk exercise, and rotate through different fitness stations...
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Integrating Biology-Muscles and Work

For Students 7th - 10th
In this muscle and work worksheet, students read about aerobic, anaerobic and resistance exercise. They apply what they read and answer three questions about these three types of exercise.
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Up and Down

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders work in pairs to complete a variety of aerobic exercises, calculate their heart rates and then calculate their recovery heart rates.
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Fitness for Life - Rocks n Hoops

For Teachers 4th - 10th
A game of tag, and stealing, in which all of your class can participate actively in. This activity requires team work and cooperation while being competitive. There are suggestions to keep the game moving, and to modify it to make it...
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Aerobic Activities

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders discuss what aerobic exercise is, and the origin of its meaning. They view a list of activiities and and discuss why they are considered aerobic while other activities such as baseball is not considered aerobic exercise....
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Measuring Exponential Growth

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars reinforce math skills while learning about best practices for protection of water quality in the management of animal feeding operations. They make a table to show results of their calculations and compare and justify...
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Home Living / Daily Living: Importance of Keeping a Healthy Body Weight

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Prepare your special education class for a healthy life. They visit with a nutritionist, practice simple exercises, and discuss healthy food choices. They then make goals for weight loss and management. Additional supporting activity...
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Card Suit Aerobics

For Teachers 1st
First graders perform a variety of locomotor skills to enhance aerobic fitness and explain different movements that can be used to keep fit and active.
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In A Heartbeat

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students discuss scatter plots then create a class scatter plot using their heart rate at rest and their heart rate after a few minutes of aerobic exercises. Students copy the points plotted as a class and create individual graphs...
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Energy in a Cell

For Students 8th - 11th
In this cell energy worksheet, students are given clues about the light capturing process in plants and the energy producing reactions in animals to complete a crossword puzzle.
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Chemiosmotic Phosphorylation

For Students 9th - 12th
Use this image of chemiosmotic phosophorylation to review for a unit test. The worksheet includes enough space for students to label necessary parts and procedures, and could be a good reference guide for studying (if completed correctly).
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An Inquiry into Alcoholic Fermentation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Introduce life science students to their new "best buds" yeast! Using a wide variety of materials, lab groups design an experiment that illustrates how yeast acquires the resources it needs to undergo cellular respiration. The teacher's...
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Photosynthesis and Respiration

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this photosynthesis and respiration instructional activity, students will explore the function of the stomata on plant leaves Students will write the photosynthesis equation and label a diagram showing the movement of water, carbon...
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Is ATP Worth the Investment?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study ATP and examine the concepts of cost using financial tables.  In this investigative lesson students complete a worksheet and study cost, revenue and return. 
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Review of Cell Respiration

For Students 8th - 12th
In this cellular instructional activity students complete a series of multiple choice questions on cell respiration, proteins and photosynthesis.
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A Healthy Heart

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders create a spreadsheet using specific data. A speaker comes to discuss the heart, and the difference between anaerobic and aerobic activity. They make posters to encourage a healthy heart lifestyle.
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Letter Aerobics

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Get everyone moving! The use of hand clapping and chanting helps youngsters begin to learn their ABC's. This language arts PowerPoint has ninety-four slides-each one has one lowercase letter of the alphabet. Learners clap their hands and...
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Energy in a Cell

For Students 7th - 10th
In this energy activity, students search for nineteen words related to energy producing and energy capturing reactions in plants and animal cells.
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Indoor Physical Activity Ideas for Kids!

For Teachers K - 8th
Rainy day schedule doesn't mean you can't stay fit! Use a collection of indoor physical activities during periods of inclement weather, substitute teaching days, or for those afternoons when your class just wants to move around!
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Fun Fitness Activities For Kids

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
From shuttle run relays to ACTIVE Bingo, you'll be elated to have this PE resource packet in your tool belt for your next fitness lesson. After all, who wouldn't want to play a game called, "Elephants, Giraffes, and Palm Trees"?
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Fitness

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Little athletes put their minds and bodies to work to invent new fitness games for class! Using information they gather from informational texts, youngsters design games that include motor skills, materials, rules, and strategies for...
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Designing your gym class

For Teachers K - 5th
Get the scoop on designing your own gym class with a lesson written by a passionate physical education teacher who details their best practices from setting up the room, to the first day of class, to how to spend the teaching day. 
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Internal Athlete—Science of the Winter Olympics

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Cross-country skiers are some of the most disciplined athletes in the world. Young scholars learn about the biology of endurance in an interesting video lesson that highlights athletes of current and past Olympics.
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Rollerblade Scarf Tag

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Pupils particpate in a rollerblading activity to increase their aerobic capacity. They who are comfortable on rollerblades participate in the game while others practice basic skills.
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Recyclign Quest

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students integrate the concept of recycling in to an aerobic activity. After being divided into two classes of students; recyclers and litterers, students participate in activities related to their designation. Students practice...
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Introduction to Cellular Respiration

For Teachers 9th - 12th
See chemical formulas and notes written out on a Smart Board as cellular respiration is explained. The role of glucose and the process of glycolysis enter into the conversation, as well as the Kreb's cycle. This resource would work well...
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Cold Weather Fitness Guide

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Don't sacrifice physical activity every time cold winter weather arrives. From walking or circuit training to warm, healthy recipes and safety reminders, this resource will help encourage learners to prioritize their fitness and stay...
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Bacteria

For Students 9th - 12th
In this bacteria instructional activity, learners compare and contrast the different types of bacteria. Students label the main parts of a bacterium. This instructional activity has 3 fill in the blank, 1 graphic organizer, and 1...
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Key to Good Health: Exercise

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students calculate their heart rate before and after exercise. In this health instructional activity, students find their resting heart rate and then exercise for 5-10 minutes. Students take their heart rate afterwards and observe the...
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Angle Aerobics

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders review angle criteria and then stand. They demonstrate with their hands each type of angle called out by the teacher: right, acute, or obtuse. Music is added and students follow teacher in an angle aerobics class peppered...
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Extension Activity Building a Healthy Classroom Community

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
Workout buddies aren't just for adults! Learners discuss the benefits of 60 minutes of physical activity each day and generate ideas for how they can accomplish this by working toward a goal with friends.
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Silent Ball

For Teachers K - 8th
Just as you've lined up the class to go to recess, it begins pouring rain and all chaos breaks loose. What do you do? It's time for silent ball! The rules include no talking, and you must catch the ball. If you talk, drop the ball, or...
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Personal Physical Fitness Plan

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Sticking to a physical fitness plan can be tricky. Support young athletes' personal fitness goals with a helpful and strategie lesson plan. They reflect on their daily habits through a pre-assessment and questionnaire, create short and...
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The 400m Event—Chemistry and Sport

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do Olympic runners succeed in physically demanding events like the 400-meter dash? Physiology scholars explore the relationship between acids, bases, and the muscular system through a scenario-driven activity. The lesson focuses on...
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Jump Rope Routine

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Learners explore hearth health by participating in an aerobic exercise. In this jump rope lesson, students identify the importance of cardiovascular exercise and how it helps fight heart disease. Learners utilize jump ropes in class and...
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Rocks - Aerobic, Team Building Game

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students participate in an aerobic activity involving dodging, evading, running, and developing strategy. The object of the game is to gather all of te rocks from the opponents side of the playing field. They create strategies and work...
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Aerobics for Kids

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students discover movement patterns that express information about the basic systems, organs, and processes of the human body.
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Recycling Quest

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students integrate the concept of recycling into an aerobic activity. They incorporate the use of baskets, crates, wrist bands, vests, and bean bags, They play a remote game until all the "trash" is retrieved.
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Microbiology

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
In this biology worksheet, students identify and locate various vocabulary terms pertaining to microbiology. There are 54 biology terms located in the word search.
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Sugar Metabolism with Yeast

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Biology classes that are learning about respiration will set up an experiment with the rate of respiration in yeast. As sugar metabolism occurs, they collect the carbon dioxide gas that is produced, use the data to determine the...
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Healthy Tag

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students play a game to increase physical activity. In this exercise instructional activity, students identify benefits to a healthy lifestyle and learn a fast-paced game to promote blood flow. Students perform activities found on...
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ABC – Agility, Balance and Coordination

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Get your blood pumping with a set of exhilarating physical activities. Class members play games, complete workout circuits, and dance the Electric Slide with a unit plan that focuses on agility, balance, and coordination.
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How Can You Stay Fit?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students state the influence of peer pressure on personal health decisions and identify how heart-healthy fitness is achieved and maintained. They participate in a series of exercises and rate their physical fitness IQ.
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Muscular Strength and Muscular Endurance - Abdominal Circuit

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Here are seven abdominal exercises that can be done in three and a half minutes. This is not a full-fledged instructional activity but seven well-described exercises to improve strength and endurance in the abdominal muscles. Each one is...
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Fitness for Life

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students discuss their favorite activities and determine which activities are suitable for older people. In groups, students research the benefits of aerobic exercises and the equipment needed. Students share their information with the...
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Homeostasis Lab

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Get young biologists' hearts pumping with this invigorating experiment on homeostasis. Working in small groups, one student performs jumping jacks for eight minutes while the other group members regularly record the person's vital signs,...
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10 Rainy and Snow Day Activities for Indoor Recess and PE

For Teachers K - 6th
Don't let the rain and snow put a damper on your PE lessons. This collection of indoor activities is a perfect way to keep students active regardless of the weather outside.
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Eat Smart Be Smart

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Get children's blood pumping with this primary grade lesson on the human heart. After learning about the important role this muscle plays in the human body, students monitor their heart rates and discover the importance of staying active.
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In the Presence of Oxygen

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders, in groups, classify different activities as aerobic or anaerobic. They create posters displaying their categorizations and then take notes on each other's posters.
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Horton Hatches the Egg

For Teachers K - 1st
Students explore space awareness and safe movement. In this movement/physical education lesson, students listen to the book Horton Hatches a Who. Students pretend to be Horton and rotate from hula hoop to hula hoop performing various...
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Hanukkah Game

For Teachers K - 5th
Students participate in a game involving their motor skills. With a partner, they are given a menorah and bean bags and they decide who carries the candles. After discussing the history of Hanukkah, they practice their locomotive skills.
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Effects of Drugs and Alcohol

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine how drugs and alcohol impair athletic performance They discuss the reduction in aerobic activity through drug use and discover what is most affected by abuse. In their journals they write about how maintaining...
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How Can You Stay Fit?

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students explore personal health by participating in a physical education activity. In this exercises lesson, students discuss their own exercise habits and identify how much is necessary to stay healthy. Students complete a worksheet...
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Angle Land and Angle Aerobics

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders investigate different types of angles. In this geometry lesson, 6th graders use a protractor to identify acute, obtuse, and straight angles.
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Physical Fitness Break

For Teachers K
Students explore human health by participating in daily physical activities. In this racing lesson, students collaborate with their classmates to participate in a team relay race using bean bags and hula-hoops. Students utilize a large...
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Bacteria: Friend or Foe?

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students examine a variety of environmental and industrial roles of bacteria. explore where bacteria can be found and distinguish bacteria from other organisms.
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Aerobic Sock Darts

For Teachers K - 3rd
Learners, in groups, have 2 hoops set up about 8-10 feet apart and across from each other. Each group tries to get as many darts to land inside the hoops as possible in the time limit.
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How Can You Stay Fit?

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students identify ways that cardiovascular fitness is achieved and maintained. In this cardiovascular health lesson, students discuss what aerobic exercise is and list various activities which address cardiovascular fitness. Students run...
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Go Cough Up a Lung!

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders examine and identify the effects smoking has on the lungs. They view and discuss pictures of a smoker's lung and a healthy lung, and read and discuss an informational handout. Students then participate in an aerobic...
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Pump It Up With Paper Plates!

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students use a paper plate for a variety of P.E. activities. They can use the paper plates for an aerobics routine at home.
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Get-Moving Game

For Students 4th - 8th
Have fun and get into shape at the same time. Young inventors create a "get-moving game," which combines a game with physical activity. They try out each other's games and discuss pros and cons. This is the second lesson in a six-part...
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Wellness Day

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Plan a wellness day! Invite speakers from community resources to come and present and participate in a wellness day. Reinforce how important it is to take care of the whole body and how the choices they make now can make a difference...
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Shot Practice

For Students 6th - 12th
Give your volleyball lessons a boost with this "Shot Practice" video. Here, you will get insight as to how the practice drill is executed with four players standing on one side of the net, shooting the ball to the other side, and...
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Get Moving

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
In this physical education worksheet, young scholars study a triangular chart concerning activities necessary to stay physically fit. Then, they answer four questions about each activity. Next, students answer questions about a current...
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Get Active!

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Getting young learners to do calisthenic-type exercises is not so fun, but connect it to a favorite card game and somehow the fun factor increases. Here, the calisthenic activities are connected to the game of UNO. Each color or type of...
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Muscular Strength and Muscular Endurance - Plyometric Workout - Medicine Ball

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Take a look at this lower body plyometric workout using a medicine ball. There are four rounds, each with three exercises. Since there are quite a few jumping exercises, be sure to take care of those knees. Work hard, but don't overdo...
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Fitness Trail

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students design a fitness trail which incorporates warm-up, aerobic, and cool-down phases. Each student develops their own plan and monitors their own progress through the use of an exercise log.
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Respiration in Sammy's Cells

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students practice translating biological ideas into graphical representations and explore respiration in the context of an exercise session in this 50 minute lesson on aerobic and anaerobic respiration. The lesson includes a question...
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A Spin On Fitness

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students perform a variety of exercises pertaining to each component of fitness while working in a cooperative situation.
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Check Your Pulse

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine their heart rate during aerobic and anaerobic physical activities. In this check your pulse lesson, 6th graders discover that heart rate is the number of heart beats in one minute. Students work in groups and take...
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Candy Bar Fractions

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners explore the relationship between caloric expenditure and exercise, and see a real world use for fractions as they relate to daily life.
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Activity Log

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Have your young athletes track their cardio, strength, and flexibility exercises each week with this simple activity log. The document includes spaces to mark average heart rate, perceived exertion rate, time, and reps/sets for each...
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My Dad Rides a Bike

For Teachers K - 1st
Students are read a story about a father riding his bike by their teacher. As a class, they identify the different types of bikes he rides. They discuss the importance of regular exercise and spending time with their families. They...
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Why Be Active?

For Teachers K - 5th
What are some of the benefits of physical activity? Young learners take a look at not just the physical benefits, but also the emotional and social benefits of being physically active. There is a heart rate activity to count their...
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Exercise for the Heart

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders identify the relationship between physical activity and a healthy heart. Then they describe the long-term effects of daily physical activity on the heart. Students also distinguish aerobic from anaerobic exercises and ...
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Warming Up and Cooking Down

For Teachers 3rd
Exercise and physical fitness are two very important life skills we need to share with our students. Students view warm-up exercises, do warm-up exercises, and then make a list of activities that could be used as a suitable warm-up....
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Let's Get Physical

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Explore the benefits of physical activity and how it will affect your students' health. Students track their physical activities for one week and then compare their results.  Collaboration with a math teacher woould be useful as it would...
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Healthy Hearts Fitness Night

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students and parents engage in fitness activities which will be located at various fitness stations. Some stations are self-monitored (i.e. rope jumping, walk/run obstacle course) while others are taught by the physical education...
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Ropin' in a Healthy Heart

For Teachers 1st
First graders observe and demonstrate a variety of jump roping techniques and discuss activities that are good for their heart. As a whole group, they complete a worksheet that identifies aerobic activities, then observe and demonstrate...
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More or Less

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders create a workout schedule using four different aerobic and strengthening exercises. They, in groups, present the schedules to their classmates.
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Sample Flexibility Plan for Beginners

For Students 6th - 12th
Boost flexibility with a set of stretches designed for beginners. Pictures and descriptions guide readers through a variety of stretches while standing, sitting, and lying on the floor. 
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Warming Up and Cooling Down

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students review and demonstrate proper warm-up and cool-down techniques. Students watch a video to remind them of proper warm-up and cool-down techniques, then brainstorm as many ways to do the exercises as possible. Students write about...
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The "Heart" of the Problem

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students create an exercise and nutrition program. In this interdisciplinary lesson, students use calculations of exercises plus their corresponding effects on the body and nutritional values of food to derive a health plan. Students...
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Energy Systems: An Introduction

For Students 9th - 12th
A lengthy note-taking packet for ATP, the lactic acid system, and the aerobic system; this resource supports chapter 13 of Nature of Biology by Jacaranda. It could still be a useful resource even without that specific textbook, but there...
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How Wet Can You Get?

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students visit a swimming pool and brainstorm different water sports and what benefits swimming has over other types of exercise. They then discuss buoyancy and water pressure and when how objects sink or float before playing a game of...
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The "Heart" of the Problem

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students explore mathematical operations while studying nutrition. In this physical fitness lesson, students explore calories, pulse rate, and the circulatory system. Students use mathematical data to create a healthy physical fitness...
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Physical Education Word Search

For Students 4th - 6th
This worksheet provides 10 physical education-related words to locate in the word search puzzle. It does not include definitions, but an answer key is available.
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"Know How" to Line Up

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners identify and define several movements physically acted out. They participate in a freeze activity in which they line up performing different movements. For example, they line up (1) if they are doing a strength exercise, (2)...
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Get Physical

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders research a physical exercise using primary source information. They analyze the information and write a report that validates, rejects, or qualifies the information.
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Changing unhealthy eating habits

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify the elements of a balanced diet, then compile a daily diet and exercise log to assess their lifestyles and improve them if applicable. They recognize and explain the importance of proper nutrition practices.
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Calorie Expenditure Assessment

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Discover how many calories you burn on average through activities like rock climbing, swimming, tennis, and volleyball with this calorie expenditure worksheet. The document encourages learners to draw connections between nutrition and...
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Health Triangle Self Assessment

For Students 7th - 12th
Measure health as a triangle, with each side representing different aspects of health: physical, emotional/mental, and social. High schoolers complete a self-assessment of their health in all three areas before scoring their progress and...
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Factors That Affect Blood Pressure

For Students 7th - 10th
There are factors that can be controlled and factors that can't be controlled regarding blood pressure. Read through these handouts and learn about the different factors. Then answer some questions about the information just learned....
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Why Be Active?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Are there benefits to being physically active? Yes! There are both short-term and long-term benefits! Being physically active doesn't just have strengthen you physically, but also emotionally and socially. Learners find out how to...
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Author's Viewpoint

For Students 4th - 5th
In this author's viewpoint worksheet, students read the passage 'Run for Your Life' and answer the 5 questions about author's viewpoint.
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Teaching Handball

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students participate in a number of different lessons with the intention of improving skills to play handball. Each instructional activity focuses on a certain skill like strokes and serves. The skills have a progression of difficulty...
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Taking Care of You

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Learners use the internet to gather information on physical fitness and nutrition. They calculate their target heart rate and define new vocabulary words. They write an article about sports related injuries and explain the different...
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Skyline Vocabulary

For Students 5th - 6th
In this Skyline vocabulary worksheet, students pronounce and define sixty vocabulary words associated with unit four dealing with numbers, months and days of the week,
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Your Brain Map: Strategies for Accelerated Learning

For Students 9th - 12th
The brain is a complex organ with many different structures and functions. An interactive diagram allows learners to explore the different structures while pop-ups describe their functions. Secondary interactives show the structures of...
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Spelling List 31: Sight Words, Greek Root Aero, and Academic Vocabulary

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this spelling list worksheet, students practice spelling words that are sight words, Greet root aero, and vocabulary. Students practice spelling 21 words total.
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Harrison Family Fitness Night

For Teachers K - 8th
Pupils involve the community with an activity to help them learn more about fitness. They attend an event in which 3 different instructors teach 3 different physical activities and invited agencies to attend with informational tables.
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You Be the Coach

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students brainstorm their favorite sports with one another. They work together in small groups based on their interests in sports. They research the coaching of that sport by reviewing different resources. They demonstrate their sport to...
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Sports Screeners

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students watch videos to discover the amount of physical activity in film and television. They present their findings to the class after viewing a film. They discuss how perceptions in films can influence young people.
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Earth Day-Conservation Walk/Ride

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the relationship between conservation of our resources and the use of other modes of transportation (walking, biking and roller blading). They show respect for their environment by picking up garbage in the area. They...
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Computational Chemistry—Chemistry Now

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Can some plants make their own animal repellents? Science sleuths examine the properties of cinnamamide in pear trees using an case study about computational chemistry. The resource discusses how vital computers are to research, how...
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Your Energy Out

For Teachers K - 5th
What kinds of physical activity should youngsters do more of? What kind of activities should they do enough of? What kind of activities should they do less of? Studies say that children should be doing about an hour of vigorous activity...
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Health in Progress - Portion Sizes

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore portion sizes over the last 20 years. While visiting a specified website, students convert the increased calories to activity equivalents. As a class, they discuss healthy portion sizes and strategies to develop...
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Total English Upper Intermediate: Hard or Hardly

For Students 6th - 10th
In this hard or hardly worksheet, students practice their grammar skills as they respond to 5 fill in the blank questions. Students then take a survey using the 5 questions listed and write a follow-up report.
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Four Wall Handball

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore the sport of handball. After reviewing the rules of handball, they explore how to hit the ball without hurting their hands. Students discuss arm strokes and proper foot alignment and sidearm positions. Using...
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Marine & Aquatic Habitats Activities - Terrestrial Forests vs. Kelp Forests

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discuss concept and specificity of habitats, both marine and terrestrial, list similarities and differences in the habitats of a kelp forest and a terrestrial forest, compare types of organisms that occupy corresponding types of...
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Putting it All Together

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers create a 3 minute video on a technology-based product. In this biology lesson, students watch the videos they made and put them together to make a longer one. They create a graphic organizer using vocabulary words.
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Combinatorial Chemistry—Chemistry Now

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Finding new drugs has been likened to finding a needle in a haystack. How do pharmaceutical companies do it? One of a small series of four informative leaflets examines combinatorial chemistry, the method at the forefront of new drug...
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Frequency Histograms, Bar Graphs and Tables

For Students 9th - 11th
In this statistics worksheet, students graph their data using frequency histograms, bar graphs and tables. They decide which graph shows the data best. There are 6 graphing problems.
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Reading: Adventure Tours

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this reading for understanding instructional activity, students read questions and answers from an Adventure Tour Company and answer 10 true or false comprehensive questions.
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NUTRITION STATION CIRCUIT

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students learn various fitness concepts along with various basketball skills. Ten stations incorporate nutrition and basketball skills while
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Summer Activities: Our Amazing Bodies

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students use the body as a sensory laboratory to explore their five senses, heartbeat, bones, and even size. In this early childhood science lesson, students build science and critical thinking skills as they take part in up to 6...
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Calculating rates

For Students 9th - 11th
In this Algebra I/Algebra II worksheet, students solve verbal problems in which they calculate rates using the appropriate unit of measure.  The one page worksheet contains a combination of seven multiple choice and free response...
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Badminton Techniques

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This lesson includes visuals and animations designed to aid the instructor or coach to help high schoolers learn to use correct techniques in playing badminton. Visuals include drills, tutorials, and exhibitions suitable for all levels...
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Woman Power!!! Mathematics Camp

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students explore mathematics by researching stereotypes. In this gender bias lesson, students participate in discussions where they identify traditional careers according to their own gender. Female students attend summer camp and...
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Homeschooling Chronicles - Swim Team - The Right Fit!

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Finding a sport that works for the whole family is the true meaning of winning. Maybe it's not soccer, but swimming? Maybe it's not basketball, but archery? There is a sport for everyone!
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Work Hard and Work Smart: Designing for Athletes

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students design new insights into work tied into athletes. Students design a sports bag for athletes. Students investigate varied sports. They interview people involved in varied sports. Students engage in active problem solving as they...
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What's Up, Doc?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore cardiovascular fitness and create and follow a fitness program. They document the benefits of participating in a fitness program.
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Muscles for Locomotion

For Students 5th - 12th
In this muscles worksheet, students review the characteristics of the 3 types of muscles: smooth, skeletal, and cardiac. This worksheet has 7 matching and 4 short answer questions.
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Unit 2 - Section 3 - What Are Alternative Fuels?

For Students 6th - 9th
In this alternative fuels worksheet, students are given a list of associated vocabulary, then read about many forms of alternative fuels. Pages are informational only and have no related activities attached.
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Personal Fitness Assessment

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students engaged in practice for a physical fitness exam. The practice is beneficial for overall student fitness. The instructor measures key factors of health that include height and weight.
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Haunted House

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Pupils partake in a fun and active Halloween activity.
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Rhythm Sticks

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders experience artistic perception of rhythm in music and see how to move their bodies and tap their sticks to the rhythm of a particular song.
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Reading: Adventure Tours

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a one page text with frequently asked questions for a tour company. Students then answer 10 true/false questions.